July's second live period tipped off this week with two signature events of the summer -- Nike's Peach Jam in Augusta, Ga., and the NY2LA Under Armour Summer Jam in Mequon, Wis.
Terps point guard target Aaron Harrison -- fresh off a standout performance at Baltimore City Community College against Nike Baltimore Elite -- was the top performer Wednesday night at the Under Armour event, according to NBE Basketball Report.
Suitland point guard Roddy Peters, who landed a Terps offer last weekend, was highlighted as the opening night's top sleeper performer.
Did not get a full game look at Peters, but the stretches that we watched showed true dominance. Peters scores with ease over and around defenders. Does it all with the ball in his hands. He can post-up with his size and strength. He plays with energy on both sides of the ball and has shown the ability to impact a game as much defensively as with his scoring. He attacks the basket with reckless abandon and seems to take a pounding that would be hard to get up from.
* In his look at the midway point of the July evaluation period, Rivals.com's Eric Bossi mentioned Peters and the Harrison twins as prospects who stood out and/or raised their profiles.
Andrew, the point guard, and Aaron, the shooting guard, currently rank Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, in the class of 2013. The duo thoroughly dominated the competition at the Reebok Breakout Challenge. Physical, athletic and highly skilled, they both do exactly what is expected out of their position and more. The duo will choose from among Kentucky, Baylor, Maryland, SMU and Villanova during either September or October.
* NBE Basketball Report filed an update this week on potential Terps point guard target Jaylon Tate.
Tate, a rising senior point guard from Chicago’s South Side and Simeon High School boasts offers from the BIG EAST’s DePaul and Providence, while Marquette is interested. After a night time Skills U matchup, he also cited “Maryland, Butler, UCLA, Baylor, Northwestern” as being in the mix for his services.
* Maryland guard targets Dion Wiley (Potomac) and Phil Booth (Mount St. Joseph) scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, in Team Takeover's win over All-Ohio in the 16-and-under division of the Peach Jam. Booth picked up an offer this week from SMU, his father told The Sun.
* Maryland lost a prime wide receiver target Thursday when Suitland's Taivon Jacobs -- brother of Terps freshman WR Levern Jacobs -- committed to Ohio State.
“Their program is great, their family and tradition is great, and the way they run their offense, I felt like that’s the type of player that I am and that I could be a great fit in,” Jacobs said of the Buckeyes.